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Old 01-07-2004
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Hi,

I am interested in learning unix and would like some advice on how I would start to learn unix.
Therefore,

What would be a good (free) unix distribution to install?
Would it be better to invest in a packaged Linux distribution (redhat etc) and get the feel for unix this way?

Are there any good tutorials/books available for beginers where I can try out and put unix to work?

Thanks, P
# 2  
Old 01-07-2004
Wolf2,

First read the rules of the forums. Then look at the FAQ forum from the main page. You will find answers/suggestions to your questions. No one can tell you what UNIX you need - that is a personal preference based on your needs.
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Old 01-07-2004
Hi,

I was only interested in someone's opinion, maybe they have been were I am and found one over the other to be better place to start.

Thanks P
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Old 01-07-2004
I understand your statement about wanting opinions - you will find them under the FAQ's and then you can search the forums and you will find more. That will give you a better understanding which should help you make your decision.
# 5  
Old 01-09-2004
Red Hat or SuSE would be the best to go for, they have a lot of help files and documentation with them by default.

Also they are very easy to install and tend to auto detect the majority of hardware thrown at it.

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